Caracteristicas fotosinteticas de la yuca (Manihot esculenta Crantz): Productos iniciales de fijacion con (14)CO2
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RIANO, N.M.; COCK, J.H.; LOPEZ F., Y.; EL-SHARKAWY, M.; BASTIDAS, G. 1987. Caracteristicas fotosinteticas de la yuca (Manihot esculenta Crantz): Productos iniciales de fijacion con (14)CO2. Revista Comalfi. 14(1-4):13-17.
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Cassava, bean, and maize leaves were fed with (14)CO2 in light; the primary products of photosynthesis were identified 5 and 10 s after assimilation. In cassava, approx. 40-60 percent were incorporated in C4 acids with 30-50 percent in phosphoglyceric acid, which indicates that cassava possesses the C4 photosynthetic cycle. However, due to the lack of typical Kranz anatomy, appreciable C assimilation takes place directly through the Calvin- Benson-Bassham cycle. (AS (extract))